Imagine cooking dinner with friends from the comfort of your own kitchen.
Join Dinner Date where a culinary dietitian inspires you with simple, delicious food in live online cooking classes.
Hi, I'm Judy, your culinary adventure coach.
You've done it a million times.
But you're stuck in a rut. Bored with the same humdrum meals.
rather than a casserole you've made 25 times or plain chicken and broccoli, being inspired every time you step in the kitchen with stress-free recipes.
adding pizzazz with spices and flavors, nailing the timing so everything is ready at the same time with simple recipes you can make again.
Picture cooking dinners while having fun and meeting new people from the comfort of your own home.
That's what we do in Dinner Date!
It's where we cook fresh, flavorful meals while having a laugh with other people.
Introducing Dinner Date
Dinner Date, a twice monthly interactive, online cooking class membership.
Every other week you will have a standing date to have fun, taste new food, enjoy spending time with other people and having conversations over dinner. For only $60 a month, take your cooking and social interaction to the next level.
No longer will recipes feel overwhelming, because I guide you step-by-step through the process so you can cook it time and time again.
I LOVE to bring people together around the table. Small dinners where you actually get to talk and listen. To hear stories of our favorite travels. To share the books we're reading and movies we’re watching. To learn about a favorite restaurant or wine.
It's like a dinner party but no one has to vacuum or clean the bathroom!
Two live cooking classes per month
Cook along with a food loving registered dietitian. I give step-by-step instructions to take the stress out of cooking, so there is no more recipe confusion. We meet two Thursdays a month via Zoom to cook together in real time. You’ll receive the recipe a week before class so you're ready, but no cooking ahead, we do that in class. That means we shred carrots, rinse beans, toast nuts together. If you stumble, I catch you. If you need an ingredient substitution, we trouble shoot.
Connection and conversation
We've spent enough time is isolation. You've mastered Zoom, so let's have fun with it! People ❤️ the social connections. You'll meet people to share ideas, talk about books, travel highlights, and interact with while we cook, eat, and talk. If you can’t make it, we’ll still set a place for you, but you’ll get a replay so you can catch up within the month. Since our dinner ends with conversation, this may not appeal to kids, so the class is best for singles or couples.
Healthful recipes and ingredients
We enjoy plant-forward meals that are heart healthy, brain friendly, and improve digestion. I incorporate a Mediterranean Diet philosophy. Don't worry! I'll tell you exactly what to buy before we cook together. Though we cook dinner, there are often leftovers to enjoy later which helps solve meal planning frustration.
"I love Dinner Date, it gives me something to look forward to. I always have food from the classes in my fridge."
A sneak peek at the Dinner Date recipes you get access to. Crab Cakes with Mango Avocado Salsa, Pumpkin Spice French Toast with Caramelized Apples, Chicken Shawarma
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Imagine how great it will feel to...
"I like that we're all in our own kitchens and all cooking together."
"Even though it’s Dinner Date, our lunches are better than ever because we have leftovers!"
"I love hands on! It's much more fun to cook along, rather than just watch someone else cook."
"It's great to see regularly everyone! I look forward to catching up with my fellow Dinner Daters"
If you’re craving connection and good food, this is the class for you. If you want to nourish yourself, sign up now.
GOOD FOOD. GOOD HEALTH. GOOD VIBES.
Who is Judy?
I take the stress and guesswork out of cooking and meal planning while keeping your health in mind.
As a culinary dietitians, I love helping people eat delicious food but I got tired of seeing people stuck in a dinner rut, struggling with flavorless food that they didn't feel good about eating. So I created online cooking classes to help people enjoy deliciously healthy food and take the mystery out of what's for dinner. To know which pan to use, the best knife for the job, the right temperature for the fish, the best spice for a recipe, all while connecting with other home cooks.
Healthy, wholesome food hasn't always filled my plate. I grew up with fried chicken and mashed potatoes and gravy. I even won a blue ribbon at the fair for my brownies. As I explored my interest in food, I studied food science and nutrition. I get that some people may find that boring, but I wanted to make food fun so people could live stronger and longer and that's what my recipes and online classes do. They help you enjoy what you eat while knowing it will still be healthier and better for you.
As the author of Your 6-Week Guide to LiveBest, Simple Solutions for Fresh Food & Well -Being, I'm a health champion who teaches you how to solve the dinner dilemma, deliciously. Using everyday ingredients, I take food from DRAB to FAB while enjoying nourishing meals without you having to leave home. Completely online, in real time – it’s a virtual cooking class!
I'd like to invite you to join us in the kitchen!
I know you want food that you feel good about eating and I spread the pixie dust to make that happen!
Interactive, intimate, inspirational.
That's Dinner Date!
In Dinner Date we've made a wide variety of foods. Get the recipes to all the things including Asian Chicken Salad, Fish Tacos, Salmon with Caramelized Grapes. Have a look at some of the delicious things we've made.
"WHAT'S FOR DINNER?"
If that question gives you a sinking feeling or makes you want to eat out, then you need Dinner Date.
If that question gives you a sinking feeling or makes you want to eat out, then you need Dinner Date.
The Dinner Date members:
Enjoy creative food.
They love trying new recipes and learning new techniques. Even more, they love that most classes leave them with leftovers! If you're a reluctant eater, this may not be the best fit. But if you want to up your spice and vegetable game, you’re in the right spot. We use foods that you can find in most neighborhood supermarkets and chains so you don't need to worry about hunting down ingredients from a specialty store.
Want to have fun and meet new people.
These empty nesters enjoy cooking together, sharing favorite tools, and hearing about recent travels and events. They like having something to look forward to each month. Classes run 1.5 - 2 hours which includes welcome, cooking, and dinner.
Are curious and like learning.
In Dinner Date, some are experienced cooks who like learning to use different ingredients, want to try new recipes while boosting the health factor of the foods they're eating. Some aren't quite as comfortable and that's OK. The classes are upbeat, and interactive, casual and relaxed. This isn’t a lecture, but I share tips about nutrition, food purchase and storage.
Dinner Date isn't the right match for everybody. If...
you’re on a restricted diet.
Dinner Date has a health focus but is not sodium-, dairy-, or animal-free. I can accommodate some substitutions, but we cook a variety of foods. The recipes are plant forward, but are not vegetarian or vegan. If you know you are allergic to certain foods, it is up to you to avoid them, but I’ll help you find a replacement.
you don’t like to try new foods.
Dinner Daters like to experiment. We've enjoyed Asian, Italian, French, and Greek food. The goal is to nudge you to add more variety to your diet and try new foods.
you’re looking for private nutrition counseling.
I am a registered dietitian, but I am not able to provide individual nutrition counseling.
"Jim's cooking has really improved! Plus it's fun to meet new people and I love the nutrition tips and food ideas."Sally and Jim
"Dinner Date gives me something to look forward to. I always have food from your classes in my fridge."Linda
"We've taken other classes with really complicated recipes, but we make Dinner Date recipes over and over!"Marilyn and Tom
We've served many recipes to our friends and feel more confident when we cook!Mary Ann and Ron
"These cooking classes are so fun! I learned healthy, quick recipes that are easy to get on the table. As we cooked, Judy explained the benefits of foods which helps me make better choices when shopping and meal planning."
Join Dinner Date in 3 easy steps
You don't need to know how to cook to succeed in Dinner Date
But maybe you’re wondering…
What if I’m not a good cook?
Knock on wood, no one has had to order pizza from a class failure! Seriously, I’ve taught people to make cornbread from scratch. We've cut whole pineapples. Some members have never cooked fish. But they know how now! Wherever you are on your cooking journey, I meet you there. The bottom line is you don’t have to know how to cook to succeed in Dinner Date.
What if I can’t make the class? I know schedules change and events come up. Classes are recorded so you can catch up and cook along within the month. The beautiful thing about the recipes is you can use them over and over again. Each one we that do live is enough for leftovers as well. So whether you're with us in class you need to catch up, we're all enjoying the same meal that week.
What if I can't figure out the tech? If you can send and open an email, you can join us on Zoom. You'll receive an email with the recipe, ingredients, and a Zoom link. We use Zoom, a user-friendly free app to meet each other live on video. In the email, you'll see instruction for everything single thing you need to do to get ready. We can even do a one-on-one practice if you need it.
In case you're still wondering, here are some stories of other class members,
Christine was prediabetic and a novice cook. She was trying to reduce her risk of disease progression. She showed up in class. She asked questions. And now she is confident with her cooking skills to help her improve her health.
Linda has always loved cooking and trying new foods. Retired, she wanted to connect with people and have fun. She says she always has some Dinner Date food in her fridge, but more, she has fun in class and shares her interest in movies, travel, and book binding with the rest of us.
Sally wanted her husband to be able to cook for himself. He's a more confident cook from what he learned in Dinner Date.
Now it’s your turn!
"Judy is so welcoming! As a novice cook, it feels like she’s right there in your kitchen guiding you step-by-step to tasty, creative healthy dinners."
Her recipes are delicious which is perfect, as we all want to be healthier and enjoy what we eat.
I love the tidbits she shares about which foods are more nutritious.
A bonus is that we get to meet and socialize with other people from all across the country!"
People come for the recipes but stay for the FUN!
Classes are Thursdays at 5:00 MST
We connect via Zoom so you're in your kitchen and I'm in mine
Join now and instantly access all this!
✅ Live Dinner Date cooking classes (2 per month) to build your repertoire of tried and true recipes.
✅ Connection to our cooking partners for fun conversation about travel, food, movies, and books.
✅ Unlimited access to 4 recorded Crush Dinner Bootcamp classes.
✅ Delish and Nutrish Breakfast ideas to add pizzazz to your morning meal.
✅ Drab to Fab flavor boosting tip sheet. Taste is the biggest driver in why we choose the food we do. Use these ideas to take your food to a higher level.
✅ LiveBest equipment and tools list. When you have the right tools it makes cooking easier. I’m a home cook, not a chef, these are the kitchen tools I use in my own kitchen.
✅ Meal Planning worksheet. Use this template to set your focus for the week. It helps form your shopping list which saves time and money at the store.
I am confident that you won’t find another program like Dinner Date because the focus is on YOU! Your fun. Your wellness. Your community.
This is my way of helping others live stronger, longer. To help people enjoy the benefits and deliciousness of healthier eating. It’s also a way to gather around the table and share stories and laughter. I know I am making a difference in the lives of Dinner Date members. How? They tell me!
👉 They tell me it’s fun.
👉 They thank me for teaching them how to eat better.
👉 They tell me their cooking skills have improved.
👉 They are planning to meet up outside class.
If you are interested in taking the next step, join us today to get started. Hope to see you soon!